Clarissa Ward is a leading name in the world of journalism in U.S.A. Her exemplary work in the field of journalism has earned her a lot praise and appreciation.
Clarissa Ward Early Life And Career Details
Clarissa Ward was born in New York City on January 30, 1980. Ward’s family hails from United Kingdom and New York city. Ward comes from a wealthy family. Her mother is American while her father is British. Her father’s name is Rodney Ward and her mother’s name is Donna Ward. Rodney is an investment banker. Donna is an interior designer. Ward’s parents separated when she was young. Ward was first raised in New York and then in London. She graduated from Yale University where she studied comparative literature. She began her journalism career in 2003 at Fox News where she worked as an overnight desk assistant. Ward experienced the ‘pervasive sexism’ said to be prevalent there. After this Ward worked in Fox News as an assignment editor in New York City from 2004 to 2005. Ward was assigned the international desk where she worked and coordinated on big international stories like the Indian Ocean tsunami, the deaths of Yasir Arafat and Pope John Paul II and the capture of Saddam Hussein. Next, in 2005 in the same news channel Fox News, Ward worked as a field producer.
In this portfolio Ward produced the coverage of prominent international events like the trial of Saddam Hussein and the constitutional referendum in Iraq in 2005, the kidnapping of Gilad Shalit followed by Israel’s attack in the Gaza Strip and the Israeli-Lebanese war. Before October 2007 Ward was posted in Beirut by Fox as a correspondent. She covered news stories like the riots at Beirut Arab University, the execution of Saddam Hussein, the surge in Iraq War troop in 2007, and the Bikfaya bombings in 2007. She also had done interviews of well known figures like Emile Lahoud, President of Lebanon, Deputy Prime Minister of Iraq Barham Salih and Gen. David Petraeus. She also was an embedded journalist with U.S military in Iraq. She then left her job at Fox News and from the period October 2007 to October 2010 she worked for ABC news. ABC News posted her in Moscow as a correspondent. During this time she did news reporting for all platforms and broadcasts of ABC News. While she was posted in Russsia she covered the Russian Presidential elections. She also travelled to Georgia to cover the Russian intervention of Georgian territory. ABC News next posted her in Beijing as its Asian Correspondent. While holding this portfolio Ward covered big international news events like 2011 tsunami and Tōhoku earthquake in Japan. She also did war reporting of the Afghanistan war.
After this in October 2011 Ward started working for CBS as foreign news correspondent. While holding this portfolio Ward covered major international news sorties like uprising in Syria and the Ukrainian revolution of 2014. Ward also covered the unrest in Egypt in July 2013. October 2014 saw Ward doing undercover interviews of the ‘Western jihadis’-one was a young American and the other was Dutch soldier.
21st September 2015 saw Ward joining CNN. Ward was also given the opportunity to speak at the meeting at United Nations Security Council on August 8, 2016, where she gave her account on the ground situation at Aleppo which was torn apart by civil war. Ward reached another milestone in her career in July 2018 when she was named chief international correspondent by CNN. Another big achievement in her career was her 2019 reportage of life in the areas which were under the control of Taliban. She has the distinction of being one of the first few Western reporters to do so.
Ward is the recipient of many awards which includes the likes of George Foster Peabody Award and two Emmy Awards.
Ward knows many languages like Italian, Russian French, Arabic and Spanish. She also knows basic Mandarin Chinese.
Clarissa Ward Personal Life And Marriage Details
Ward tied the knot with a German, Philipp von Bernstorff in November, 2016. She first met him at a dinner party in Moscow in 2007. They were married in London. The couple has one child named Ezra Albrecht Nikolas Nour, born on 2 March 2018.
Clarissa Ward Net Worth
Ward’s estimated net worth is $ 1000000.
Clarissa Ward Body Measurements
Ward’s height and weight are 5 Feet 11 Inch and 63 kgs respectively. Her eye colour is blue and hair colour is blonde. She is slim built. Her sun sign is Aquarius.